July 18, 2017
Brad Markham: Taking the price of wool to the floor (NZ)
NZ FARMER – by Brad Markham – “OPINION: It’s fair to say not much shocks me anymore. Four years reporting on politics in Australia, taught me anything’s possible. Even the most unathletic of politicians can achieve policy backflips worthy of a gold medal.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered more than 90 per cent of all carpet manufactured today is made of synthetic fibre.
I was gobsmacked. I’ve never thought much about flooring. But suddenly I was on my hands and knees running my fingers across the light brown carpet in our home office, trying to determine if it’s wool or man-made.”